ARTH237 - BERLIN: HIST POL CULTURE

Hum & Soc Sci Sector (new curriculum only)
Section 401 - LEC
What do you know about Berlin's history, architecture, culture, and political life? The present course will offer a survey of the history of Prussia, beginning with the seventeenth century, and the unification of the small towns of Berlin and Köln to establish a new capital for this country. It will tell the story of Berlin's rising political prominence in the eighteenth century, its transformation into an industrial city in the late nineteenth century, its rise to metropolis in the early twentieth century, its history during the Third Reich, and the post-war cold war period. The course will conclude its historical survey with a consideration of Berlin's position as a capital in reunified Germany. The historical survey will be supplemented by a study of Berlin's urban structure, its significant architecture from the eighteenth century (i.e. Schinkel) to the nineteenth (new worker's housing, garden suburbs) and twentieth centuries (Bauhaus, Speer designs, postwar rebuilding, GDR housing projects, post-unification building boom). In addition, we will ready literary texts about the city, and consider the visual art and music created in and about Berlin. Indeed, Berlin will be a specific example to explore German history and cultural life of the last 300 years. The course will be interdisciplinary with the fields of German Studies, history, history of art, and urban studies. It is also designed as a preparation for undergraduate students who are considering spending a junior semester with the Penn Abroad Program in Berlin.
TR 1030AM-1200PM
WEISSBERG, LILIANE
EDUCATION BUILDING 203
  • COML237401
  • GRMN237401
  • HIST237401
  • URBS237401
Section 402 - REC
F 1000AM-1100AM
SEGUY, ROBIN FRANCOIS
WILLIAMS HALL 305
  • COML237402
  • GRMN237402
  • HIST237402
  • URBS237402
Section 403 - REC
F 1100AM-1200PM
SEGUY, ROBIN FRANCOIS
WILLIAMS HALL 5
  • COML237403
  • GRMN237403
  • HIST237403
  • URBS237403
Section 404 - REC
F 1200PM-0100PM
TANNER HERNANDEZ, DANIELA
WILLIAMS HALL 705
  • COML237404
  • GRMN237404
  • HIST237404
  • URBS237404
Section 405 - REC
F 0100PM-0200PM
TANNER HERNANDEZ, DANIELA
WILLIAMS HALL 2
  • COML237405
  • GRMN237405
  • HIST237405
  • URBS237405